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Prosecution rests in Manning's WikiLeaks trial
By DAVID DISHNEAU and PAULINE JELINEK
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- The prosecution has rested its case in the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning.
The U.S. Army private is charged with aiding the enemy for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The government rested Tuesday after presenting evidence from 80 witnesses in the trial at Fort Meade, near Baltimore. The trial began June 3.
Prosecutors presented evidence the former intelligence analyst used military computers in Iraq to download reams of documents and battlefield video from a classified network. Their evidence also suggested al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden saw some of the material WikiLeaks published.
Manning denies aiding the enemy, which carries a possible life sentence. He says he meant to expose wrongdoing by the military and U.S. diplomats.